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Blocking a buyer

eBay sellers have control over who can bid on and buy their items. If you've had an issue with a buyer and would prefer that they can’t purchase or bid on your items, you can add them to your Blocked buyers list. They can't then buy from you until you remove them from the list.

To stop a particular member from being able to bid on or buy your items:

  1. Go to the Block bidders or buyers from your listings - opens in new window or tab page.
  2. Enter their username – You can add up to 5,000 usernames.
  3. Select Submit.

Tip
You can restore a past blocked bidder/buyer list by selecting Restore list.

If you want to unblock someone at a later date:

  1. Go to the Block bidders or buyers from your listings - opens in new window or tab page.
  2. Delete the username of the member from the text box.
  3. Select Submit.

You can also choose to block buyers based on specific criteria. For example, buyers living in a country you aren't willing to ship to or buyers with unpaid items cases. Here's how:

  1. Go to Selling preferences - opens in new window or tab in My eBay.
  2. Select Show next to Buyer requirements.
  3. Beside Block buyers who, choose Edit.
  4. Enter your preferences and select Submit.
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